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PRHS3000 Independent Research Project in Philosophy, Religion or History of Science

40 creditsClass Size: 70

Module manager: Dr Darren Bradley

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23

This module is mutually exclusive with

PRHS3001Integrated Research Project in Philosophy, Religion or Histo

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

The module is designed to provide students with an opportunity to deepen their understanding of a topic (or topics) of their choosing, subject to the approval of the School and to the availability of one or more appropriately qualified supervisors. The form of the assessment will normally be a long essay but may be negotiated with the student.


To encourage students to design and undertake an independent research project in Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies, or History of Science.

Learning outcomes
- Knowledge and understanding of the topics in Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies, or History of Science that are studied in the module;
- Appropriate skills of independent research;
- Appropriate skills of working with a supervisor.


To be negotiated with the student.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours394.00
Total Contact hours6.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)400.00

Private study

This will depend on the nature of assessment decided upon, but will include some of: research, writing, preparing presentations, discussions with other students.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

If assessment is by dissertation or essay(s), one draft of the dissertation or essay(s) to be submitted well in advance of the deadline.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay10,000 words100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

10,000 words in total, to include one or more projects, the details of which are to be determined in discussion with the student.

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 29/04/2022 15:26:28


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